The Saïd Foundation offers a number of full-cost postgraduate scholarships annually at Oxford and Cambridge universities to outstanding individuals who demonstrate the potential to become leaders and innovators of change. Scholarships are offered for one and two year postgraduate courses and for doctoral research (DPhil/PhD).

There are no restrictions on academic subjects but priority will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that their subject will enable them to contribute to the development of their home country.



For DPhil/PhD scholarships priority will be given to candidates who hold existing teaching posts at universities in their home country and who can clearly demonstrate the need for the proposed research in their home country will be considered.

All candidates must meet the Foundation’s scholarship eligibility criteria as well as the entry requirements for your preferred courses at Oxford or Cambridge.

As well as applying to the Saïd Foundation candidates must also submit an application to either Oxford or Cambridge. Please ensure you follow the proper application procedures and submit by the relevant deadline.

Please read our guidance on how to apply to Oxford or Cambridge.